Is It Sukkot Yet?

The first sights of fall arrive—pumpkins, gourds, and colorful leaves—and that means that Sukkot is almost here. Sukkot is the Jewish holiday celebrating the fall harvest and commemorating the time when the children of Israel spent forty years wandering the desert and living in temporary shelters (rebuilt as a sukkah during Sukkot). Soft illustrations and thoughtful gentle text pair for a charming invitation for children to celebrate the joyful holiday.

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  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807533888
  • August 2016

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  • The bucolic setting and the palpable excitement of the final pages, which build to an outdoor sleepover in the sukkah “with moonbeams for light,” create a powerful sense of anticipation that should easily leave readers looking forward to their own families’ festivities.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • Pleasant child-friendly paintings of autumn scenes in hues of orange, yellow, and brown illustrate the simple rhyming text with its repeated, anticipatory refrain.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Lovely, poetic…perfect for sharing aloud.

    - School Library Journal

Illustrator

Alessandra Psacharopulo

Common Core

RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,7,10 RF.1.1,2,3,3a,3b,3e,4,4a,4b,4c SL.1.1,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6 L.1.1,1b,2,2b,4,4a,5,5a,5c,5d W.1.2,3,5,6,7,8